5 Best Drugstore's Hand Creams




Hi everyone,

How uncomfortable it is having your hands so dry and cracked through Winter? I'll say...

I suffer from extremely dry hands and with this cold weather things get really bad. I know many people also suffer from that so I put together 5 hand creams that I think are some of the best drugstore's hand creams.
I tried so many products and only a few satisfied me leaving my hands so soft and nourished. 
I will also give you some tips in how you can keep them soft and crack free hands which can be very painful sometimes.
As a beauty therapist I always tell my clients to look after their hands specially in the winter and I give them some recipe to keep the hands gorgeous and looking young most of the time. 

5 of the best drugstore's hand creams in my opinion:  

1- L'occitane En Provence hand cream - one of my friends recommended this one because my hands were very sore and in a few days it made them look and feel better, it has a lovely rose scent, but didn't last as I was applying every time. I found them quite expensive though. 

2- Neutrogena Concentrated hand cream -  reasonable price but the consistency is too thick it doesn't have a nice smell and I would recommend this one for Male's hands. 

3- Nivea Age Defying Q10 Plus hand cream - has a sweet fragrance, not very strong and price is OK. It left my hands very soft, the cream has a thin consistency and you feel the softness in your hands for quite a long time, but be careful it can be a bit of mess when applied in a large quantity. 

4- Vaseline healthy hand & stronger nails hand cream - the cream left my hands very soft and smooth but only for a little while, price is good, I found it a bit sticky and it has a nice floral fragrance.

5- Dove Winter care hand cream - has this creamy smell, very efficient and left my hands very soft, reasonable price and it has a good consistency great to carry on your hand bag like all the other ones above, it has natural ingredients and essential oils for everyday use. In fact they all are for everyday use anyway. 

Here are some tips to keep your hands fresh and young: 
  • Try to apply oils on your hands everyday such as jojoba oil, grape seed or just a simple olive oil to keep your skin moist and fresh.
  • Apply as many times as you want and need it only helps your skin 
  • Try to wash your dishes and clean your house with rubber gloves as the cleaning products can really damage your skin. 
  • If you can sleep a couple of nights during the week with loads of cream on your hand and wear gloves I know sometimes it can get a bit warm but it worth the sacrifice, you will wake up in the morning with a soft hand. 
  • Have your manicure done once a week to keep not only your hand but also your nails and cuticles healthy. 
And there you go, beautiful hands at all times, if you have anymore ideas please do let us know in the comments box. 

Thank you!!! 








5 Ways to Winter-Proof Our Skin




We all need a little something to help our skin get through the winter, it's when the latest skin-boosting treats come in to return our wind-chapped cheeks and dry lips to their former glory and to protect us until next season. 

Her are my 5 ways to winter-proof your skin to keep it soft, moisture and smooth:

1- Mac Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum - A serum formulated to instantly brighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate the skin while providing a plumper, more evenly toned finish to the complexion. Natural antioxidants help to strengthen the skin against UV-related damage, while MAC Charged Water ensures deep, long-lasting hydration.

2- Lancome Visionnaire Yeux - Achieve skin perfection while reducing dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines in the eye contour The eye corrector delivers a triple visible correcting action: dark circles appear significantly diminished, eye wrinkles appear smoother and the eye contour texture looks and feels refined. After 4 weeks, the signs of fatigue around the eyes look visibly reduced as this lightweight eye cream re-texturizers and evens tone in the eye contour area.

3- Dove Winter Care Nourishing Body LotionThe lotion works deep down and not only moisturises the surface of your skin, but also delivers deep nourishment for long lasting beautifully soft and smooth skin. The rich formula, gives the intensive care we need for the cold season. It treats dry skin so that it recovers, and the warm fragrance of Amber flower provides a pampering sensation. The unique deep care Complex includes skin natural nutrients and rich essential oil to help gradually improve skin starting deep down to the stratus corneum.

4- L’occitane Shea Butter Hand CreamEnriched with 20% Shea Butter, the super-creamy Shea Butter Hand Cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and smooth with no oily traces. 

5- The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm This luxuriously sweet lip balm contains Community Fair Trade honey made from the nectar of wildflowers. It has a sweet, floral scent and leaves lips feeling soft. This one I recommend...

So girls here are my tips for today and let me know what else would you use to protect your skin through the winter or if you have tried one of these products above. Please do leave your comments below.

Thank you!






Mink & Silk Eyelash Extensions – What You Should Know




With the popularity of eyelash extensions growing globally, several news types of eyelashes are popping up. But what’s the difference?
Although any of the extensions will give you constant compliments, there are some vital differences between these popular eyelash extensions that you should be aware of.

Differences Between Mink, Silk or Synthetic Eyelashes

The main difference between the types of lashes comes down to their firmness, are they real fur, faux fur or synthetic.
Synthetic or Silk lashes are the heaviest, great for a really full thick look, often rated at 0.20mm in thickness.
Mink or Faux Mink are usually thinner and softer than Silk  rated at 0.15mm-0.2mm in thickness, but can also come thicker as well.
I usually use Mink, and I consult my clients to figure out the thickness that will work with their expectations.
Real Fur won’t hold a curl as well as Faux Fur.

Mink Eyelashes

Mink Lashes are the new craze. If you’re going for that 100% natural look, this is the best you can get. Most people love Mink because they look so natural and give them full, fluffy eyelashes.
Real Mink lashes come from the Mink tail, either the Siberian Mink or the Chinese Mink. The Siberian Mink are the better of the two.
There is also the Faux Mink, they are more affordable, come very close to holding all the same characteristics except if you get them wet, they won’t lose their curl which is a huge advantage over real Mink.

Characteristics

Mink lashes are known to be very light and soft, making them a more comfortable choice over silk lashes. They also have a gloss or shin to them and have a more natural fluffy look. They often come with a perm and will last a little longer than silk.

Wearability

You should choose Mink lashes if you want extensions that you’ll be wearing for a prolong period of time. In other words, you plan on keeping them and continually retouched.
The minks are also  great if your own natural lashes are thinner, because the mink lashes are very light and soft.
If you want a more natural looking lash which you can apply mascara to enhance, then Mink should be your first choice.
Note: You should only use mascara designed for extensions.

Cost

Now this is the scary part. An initial set of Real Mink lashes will be a bit pricey.
I charge all first-time clients up with an initial set of Mink lashes for only £40 half set and £65 full set ( I often offer discounted prices on them also). 

Silk Eyelash Extensions

When someone says Synthetic Lashes they are referring to either Silk or Acrylic.
Synthetic Silk being the more popular of the two for the lighter feel. Not as light as Mink, but they are more comfortable than Acrylic and can be used for everyday use.

Characteristics

Synthetic Silk Eyelashes are great for short term wear or special occasions since they are thicker, full and have a uniformed perfect curve to them.
Since they already hold such a dark pigment, there is no reason for mascara.
They are usually much thicker than Mink lashes rated at 0.20mm.

Wearability

Choose Synthetic Silk eyelash extension for those special occasions. A wedding, a photo-shoot or a part in a film. You can use them as everyday lashes as well but they won’t be as light and comfortable as the Mink lashes.

Getting Your First Set Of Eyelash Extensions

If you live in Surrey UK area you can call me anytime for an appointment for your next set of extensions. We’ll consult you and choose the best length and thickness for your needs.

Email: info.adnacristina@gmail.com
Mob: +44 (0) 752 812 2018
www.adnacristinabeauty.co.uk




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